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Commenter l’Écriture pour construire la communauté ecclésiale. L’exemple des Sermones ad populum d’Augustin d’Hippone

Abstract : In accordance with the traditional rhetorical theory of aptum, Augustine of Hippo knows that a speaker must adapt his speech to his audience (cat. rud. 23). How does he deal with the internal diversity of the congregation, especially when the Bible verses he comments on concern one group of listeners or another? This article highlights three exegetical processes by which he applies the same scriptural text to different categories of listeners (rich and poor people, young and old people, men and women...), so that each one can respond personally to the one Word heard by all: first, offering each group a specific biblical model; second, commenting on the same biblical verse in different ways; third, assuming the differences while moving them towards a new identity, shared by all. The usual hermeneutical devices, notably tropology and typology, then take on a pragmatic function, the significance of which is highlighted by the communicative situation proper to the homily.
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Marie Pauliat. Commenter l’Écriture pour construire la communauté ecclésiale. L’exemple des Sermones ad populum d’Augustin d’Hippone. Augustiniana, Peeters, A paraître. ⟨halshs-03597984⟩

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